Comics : Untold Tales of Spider-Man #2

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This review was first published on: 2004.

In Detail...

"It Stalks By Night"
Untold Tales of Spider-Man #2
Oct 1995 : SMURF 006.700 : SM Title
Summary: Batwing
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Kurt Busiek
Pencils:  Pat Olliffe
Inker:  Al Vey, Pam Eklund
Cover Art:  Pat Olliffe
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 Reprinted In: Spider-Man: Family & Amazing Friends (Story 2)
 Reprinted In: Untold Tales Of Spider-Man (TPB)
Articles: Aunt May Parker, Batwing, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, Green Goblin I (Norman Osborn) (Cameo), Jameson, J. Jonah, Elizabeth (Allan) Osborn, Sally Avril

Issue #2 features an unidentified Bat Creature who is stalking the city and terrorising outdoor society parties and rooftop restaurants. Spider-Man joins the chase eager for the reward, but when he discovers that the Batwing creature is a young boy who fell victim of some chemical poison then he lets him go free. By doing so, he makes an enemy of a powerful city counciller. There's a nice little sub-story about one of the school bullies too.

In General...

This is a pretty good comic I guess. The writers and artists feel as though they are becoming a little more comfortable with what they are doing. I also feel that they are being cautious not to interfere with the continuity too outragously - thank goodness.

If you're a new fan of the recent Spider-Man, then you probably don't need to worry too much about subscribing to Untold Tales. I guess its really there to keep us old-timers happy until they sort out what they're planning to do with the current storyline.

Overall Rating...

I'll stick my neck out here and give Untold Tales #2 Four Webs.